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Official Masks of Nyarlathotep

Producer: Encounter Roleplay

In Encounter Roleplay’s fall 2018 season lineup, Official Masks of Nyarlathotep may be the most promising with an immersive setting and an all-star cast.

Set in Peru in the 1920s, Encounter Roleplay’s Official Masks of Nyarlathotep series aims to stay true to the updated campaign from Chaosium. This campaign setting itself is massive at 666 pages in the PDF version and also includes reference guides for the keeper and handouts for the players. Here’s a summary from Chaosium:

The new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is a complete revision and updating of this epic multi-part campaign set in 1925, in which steadfast investigators must unravel secrets and battle the minions of darkness in an attempt to stop world-shattering events from destroying humanity.

This campaign series is run by none other than @EncounterWill. A seasoned game master and streamer that knows Call of Cthulhu well. He’s ran a campaign in this same setting for another series by the same name Masks of Nyarlathotep

The cast is what really stands out in this series with several of my favorite roleplayers. Everyone is dressed for the part and doing some terrific role-playing. @GrimJack21502 and @LaughLoveLindy play a mysterious couple that have more skeletons in their closet than they let on. @JPruInc plays a tough Russian whose skills have been honed in the gulags of the Soviet Union. @DonathinFrye and @Redundant_uk play the seemingly naïve adventurers who are just here to seek the truth. 

Official Masks of Nyarlathotep is a short series at only three episodes (plus the session zero), but is worth a watch. I have a feeling these characters will be back for another campaign.

Official Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign

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Series Details

Show TypeActual Play
GenreHorror
Ep. Length2-3 hours
Debut2018